Employment Region Dashboards and Profiles


Jobs and Skills Australia has developed a range of resources which provide insights about employment conditions and the labour market in areas across Australia. 

They include:

      • Monthly Labour Market Dashboards
      • Industry Profiles
      • Recruitment Trends and Employer Needs Profiles

Monthly Labour Market Dashboard

Note on future releases: The monthly labour market dashboards (from the March 2023 release onwards) will now be published on the Jobs and Skills Australia (JSA) website

Latest release date - February 2023

The monthly labour market dashboards combine a range of data sources from Jobs and Skills Australia, the Department of Social Services (DSS) and the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) for 51 Employment Regions. National, state and territory dashboards are also provided.

The dashboards include information on:

        • Key labour market indicators
        • 5-year employment time series
        • 5-year unemployment rate (%) time series
        • Largest employing industries in a region
        • Department of Social Services job seeker income support payments
        • Local Government Area unemployment rates
        • Number of internet job advertisements
        • Occupations in demand in a region


Labour Force estimates have been rebenchmarked to the 2021 Census-based ERP (estimated resident population), resulting in revisions to Labour Force estimates from July 2016 onwards. For many regions, the impact of the re-benchmarking is minor. For some regions, particularly in inner Sydney and Melbourne, the revisions to estimates are more significant. Users are encouraged to focus on the trends or directions in the data as these are largely unaffected by the re-benchmarking process.

Due to the cessation of jobactive and the commencement of Workforce Australia, caseload data is temporarily unavailable. Department of Social Services (DSS) job seeker income support payments have been included instead from the September 2022 dashboard release onwards. For more information about the DSS data included in the dashboards refer to the data sources and quality document in the 'About the data' section below.

The dashboards incorporate data from the following sources:


Industry Profiles

Latest release – November 2022

Next release – April 2023

The industry profiles explore employment trends in 51 Employment Regions and how they have changed over the past 10 years. They also examine the gender and age distribution of the workforce for each region. 

Note: national, state and territory industry profiles will now also be available from the November 2022 release onwards.

The profiles include:

    • Number of people employed
    • Largest employing industries in the region
    • Time series growth trends over 1 year, 5 years and 10 years
    • A look at youth and mature workers in different industries in the region
    • The gender split for the industries in the region


A national overview is also available. This paper provides insights into: structural change; the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on employment, hours worked and job vacancies; and provides the latest JSA industry employment projections over the five years to November 2026.

The profiles incorporate data from the following sources:

Recruitment Trends and Employers' Needs Profiles

Latest release – November 2022

Next release – April 2023

These profiles provide an update on recruitment activity for each of the 51 Employment Regions and the states and territories.

The profiles show:

  • Trends in the Internet Vacancy Index
  • The top 10 advertised jobs 
  • The top 10 most requested skills in job ads
  • Data from the Recruitment Experiences and Outlook Survey showing
    • the proportion of employers recruiting
    • difficulty in recruiting
    • reasons for recruitment (new positions or to replace staff)
    • staffing outlook
    • methods employers used to advertise their positions.

The profiles incorporate data from the following sources:


The national, state/territory and Employment Region reports are available at the following links:


        New South Wales              



       South Australia       

        Western Australia


         Northern Territory         

         Australian Capital Territory 

About the data

The following documents explain the data sources used and provide advice on how to interpret the data:

PDF document
Data Sources Used

(142 Kb)

PDF document
Data Sources And Quality

(456 Kb)

PDF document
Quick Reference Guide

(153 Kb)

Contact details

For further information on the dashboards and/or profiles please contact RegionalWorkforceAssessment@jobsandskills.gov.au 

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